ANTIQUE 20thC VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ART DECO 18K GOLD & ENAMEL HANDBAG WATCH c.1920

ANTIQUE 20thC VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ART DECO 18K GOLD & ENAMEL HANDBAG WATCH c.1920

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20th Century French Art Deco Van Cleef & Arpels 18k gold & enamel handbag pin watch. The design is typical of the Art Deco era and the watch face is covered by a clever louvered mechanism - when closed, you can't tell that it is a watch. Called "Shutter", inspired by a limousine radiator. Hallmarked French gold, stamped V.C & A for Van Cleef & Arpels.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4836

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 20th Century very rare French Art Deco Van Cleef & Arpels 18k gold & enamel handbag pin watch. The design is typical of the Art Deco era and the watch face is covered by a clever louvered mechanism - when closed, you can't tell that it is a watch. Called "Shutter", inspired by a limousine radiator. Van Cleef originally made these as clasps for a very special handbags, but later examples are also known to have been used as brooches. It is numbered, and illustrated in Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sylvie Raulet, p312. Hallmarked French gold (eagle's head for 750 standard), stamped V.C & A, and inventory number 43012.
 

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - no damage, just general wear.


SIZE

Height: 6cm
Width: 4.5 x 2cm
Weight: 59g